Nationals’ Ryan Zimmerman sitting out 2020 season: ‘Best decision for me and my family’

There has long been fear and trepidation among Major League Baseball players about getting back to playing in 2020. On Monday, several players including veteran infielder Ryan Zimmerman of the Washington Nationals announced that it simply isn’t worth the risk. "After a great deal of thought and given my family circumstances – three young children, including a newborn, and
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Colin Kaepernick to be subject of new six-part Netflix series

Colin Kaepernick and Ava DuVernay have teamed up for a Netflix series exploring the American football star’s teenage years. Kaepernick was the quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers when he received worldwide attention in 2016 for kneeling during the US national anthem to protest against police brutality and racial injustice. His actions sparked an intense
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Netflix to produce Ava DuVernay-led series on Colin Kaepernick

Colin Kaepernick's journey to activism will be the subject of a six-part series on Netflix, the streaming channel announced on Monday.  Filmmaker Ava DuVernay, creator and director of the Netflix series "Now They See Us," will collaborate with the former NFL quarterback for a scripted drama series, "Colin in Black & White." Emmy nominee Michael Starrbury wrote
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Richard Sherman calls Cam Newton’s contract with the Patriots ‘disgusting’

Richard Sherman has labeled Cam Newton’s reported contract with the Patriots “disgusting,” as the 2015 NFL MVP is set to earn a maximum of only $7.5 million in 2020. Reports on Sunday claimed former Panthers quarterback had agreed to terms on a one-year, incentive-laden contract with New England, a move the free agent appeared to confirm when he
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Netflix to produce 6-part series on Kaepernick

Colin Kaepernick will be the subject of a six-part series produced by acclaimed director Ava DuVernay, Netflix announced Monday. The series, “Colin in Black and White,” will explore the quarterback’s high school years, attempting to show the experiences and insights that led to his activism. Kaepernick will appear as a narrator, with an actor playing
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Manziel describes football career as ‘in the past’

Johnny Manziel is at a point in his life where he’s ready to concede that his football career is probably “in the past.” The former Cleveland Browns quarterback made the declaration in an interview with the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal for a story that was published Saturday. “In the past, probably, is the way I’d characterize it,”
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Cam Newton’s contract with Patriots looks just like Ryan Tannehill deal that sparked Titans’ 2019 playoff run

Much is made of how Bill Belichick’s understudies, once they land head-coaching jobs of their own, try to duplicate the qualities and strategies the Patriots coach has used to build a 20-year dynasty in New England. But part of Belichick’s genius is his willingness to evolve and experiment, even if it means copycatting a disciple. So maybe
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Baseball’s Black pioneers given ‘Tip of the Cap’

Barack Obama tipped his cap. So did three other former presidents and a host of prominent civil rights leaders, entertainers and sports greats in a virtual salute to the 100-year anniversary of the founding of baseball’s Negro Leagues. The campaign launched Monday with photos and videos from, among others, Hank Aaron, Rachel Robinson, Derek Jeter,
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Cam Newton and the New England Patriots: What awaits the 2015 MVP?

If ever there was a moment to typify this shrewd, wily New England Patriots organisation, this was it. One could be forgiven for not noticing the team had been fined $1.1m, stripped of a 2021 third-round Draft Pick and banned from having team TV crews film games during the 2020/21 season in punishment for videoing
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New England Patriots sign Cam Newton on one-year deal but receive $1.1m fine for filming Bengals

The New England Patriots have signed former MVP quarterback Cam Newton on a one-year deal, the NFL has announced. Newton had been a free agent after being released by the Carolina Panthers at the end of last season. The Patriots parted company with six-time Super Bowl-winner Tom Brady in March and had been expected to
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